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Classic Rock 102 9

Classic Rock 102 9

The Valleys only original Classic Rock Station, With new music from classic artists and a showcase for local rock bands.

Mark BoneAnd there is some good news in these COVID times. Here is an example...

1. A 7-year-old kid in North Carolina found out his babysitter's prom was canceled. So he planned one for her, and asked her to be his date. His mom helped put it together in their yard. There was even a dinner with Chick-fil-A and an appetizer of peanut butter and apple slices.



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2. A group of guys went fishing in Hawaii, caught a 220-pound tuna, and donated it to healthcare workers.


3. Captain Tom Moore's idea of walking for charity has taken off worldwide. Now a 95-year-old World War Two vet in Ghana is doing it too. Last we checked, he'd raised over $25,000 for healthcare workers in Africa.


4. A bunch of students at Princeton and other schools have used their time in lockdown to catalogue and call out all of the bogus conspiracy theories that are circulating.


5. A barbershop owner in Columbus, Ohio was worried the pandemic would put him out of business. Then he finally got to open up . . . checked his mail . . . and cried when he saw that a retired teacher had sent him her entire stimulus check.

5 days ago

    Mark BoneOn this Dave Hites Day, here are your 5 Random Facts...



    1. The three highest-grossing media franchises of all time are Pokemon . . . Hello Kitty . . . and Winnie the Pooh. Mickey Mouse and the other Disney characters are fourth . . . "Star Wars" is fifth.

    2. One month before "Seinfeld" debuted in 1989, Jason Alexander won a Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for "Jerome Robbins' Broadway".

    3. The winner of the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911 had an average speed of just under 75 miles per hour. Last year's winner averaged 176.

    4. 4% of the sand on Normandy's beaches is broken down shrapnel from D-Day.

    5. The third richest country in the Western Hemisphere is . . . Trinidad and Tobago. It has the third highest GDP per capita behind the United States and Canada.

    5 days ago

      Mark BoneAnother fantastic day here at the BRN, and we are all here this morning. It’s brought to you by our sponsor Canna 4 Life on 6th in Clarkston.

      I should add that it is Dave Hites Day here at the BRN! He is a 6th grade teacher at Centennial that is retiring so we have some of his favorite classic rock songs today, and Tavish, is our guest today, who is going to be one of the first in the new school building!

      We have the Rock Report and more including the trifecta, that is brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids, call them today 746-6068


      Now let’s get our face masks o and get bus is in we call Rock and Roll!!!

      5 days ago

        Mark BoneBecause you need a little good news these days, we have it for you!

        1. A construction worker in North Carolina who was behind on rent accidentally threw out his $1,200 stimulus check at a car wash. And he didn't even realize it was missing until an employee found it . . . tracked him down . . . and gave it back to him.

        2. A bunch of bus drivers in Ohio helped kids celebrate their graduation by using 22 school busses to spell out "2020". The school posted a drone video of it online.

        3. Graduating seniors at a high school in Kentucky got to drive their cars onto the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday and do a victory lap.

        4. The owners of an alcohol company called Una Vida have been leaving bottles of tequila on the porches of bar and restaurant workers who've lost their job. They planned to give out 50 bottles, but requests kept coming in. So now it's up over 1,500. (I’m hoping that I can get the same treatment for my bar at home...)

        5. A lot of the beer that bars had when the crisis started is expired now. So Anheuser-Busch is replacing it for free as part of their "Bud Light: Certified Fresh" campaign.

        1 week ago

          Mark BoneHopefully, one of your 5 Random Facts for the day will get you a free beer!

          1. Samuel Morse, the guy who invented Morse code, really wanted to be an artist . . . and only got into electromagnetics in his 40s once he finally declared his art career a flop.

          2. The Nazi salute is called the Bellamy salute. Before the Nazis took it over, kids in the U.S. would do it during the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1942, Congress decided you should put your hand over your heart during the Pledge instead.

          3. When a llama spits, they're actually spitting out vomit.

          4. The Mars candy company says it doesn't approve of people deep frying their candy bars because it doesn't fit with their promotion of healthy living. (Apparently, they are making their candy bars out of veggies then!)

          5. Prince Edward Island is 10 times smaller than any other Canadian province. It's 2,185 square miles, or a little smaller than Delaware. Nova Scotia is second smallest, at 21,345 square miles.

          1 week ago

            Mark BoneAnother fantastic day here at the BRN, and we are all here this morning. It’s brought to you by our sponsor Canna 4 Life on 6th in Clarkston.

            We have the Rock Report and more including the trifecta, that is brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids, call them today 746-6068

            And we are top heavy on Buddy Holly news today!

            Now let’s get to this business of rock and roll, and ,we’ll....ROCK AND ROLL!!!

            1 week ago

              Mark BoneHere are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .

              1. A 101-year-old World War Two vet and his 73-year-old daughter BOTH live at the same nursing home in Maryland. And they got to celebrate Memorial Day together after they each beat COVID-19.

              2. There's a 17-year-old kid in Orlando who started his own radio station when he was 11, and he's still at it. And he's been raising money for frontline workers by charging $5 for song requests. In less than a month, he's raised over 30 GRAND.

              3. Here's one nice side effect of the crisis: Robocalls from scammers are way down, because the call centers that run them have fewer workers right now. Back in February, there were 166 million robocalls a day in the U.S. By April, it dropped to 97 million.

              4. Pizza Hut is giving away half-a-million pizzas to graduating seniors, and their families.

              5. A Chick-fil-A in San Antonio rolled out a red carpet, and threw a commencement ceremony for five employees who are graduating this year.

              1 week ago

                Mark BoneHere ya go with your 5 random facts...

                1. The idea of detectives using magnifying glasses came from Sherlock Holmes. He used one in the book "A Study in Scarlet" in 1887, and the image stuck.

                2. The first tailgate on record happened in 1861 . . . when people traveled to watch the Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War and had picnics while they cheered on their side.

                3. Ethiopia uses a different calendar than most of the rest of the world. It has 13 months and it's currently 2012 there. Their 13th month is only five days long or six days during a leap year. And days start at 6:00 A.M. instead of midnight.

                4. Iran produces half of the pistachios in the world. The U.S. produces 25%.

                5. Hawaii is made up of 137 islands: The eight big ones and 129 other small ones.

                1 week ago

                  Mark BoneAnother fantastic day here at the BRN, and we are all here this morning. It’s brought to you by our sponsor Canna 4 Life on 6th in Clarkston.

                  We have the Rock Report and more including the trifecta, that is brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids, call them today 746-6068

                  Now let’s get to this business of rock and roll!

                  1 week ago

                    Mark BoneHere are your 5 Random Facts to get the day started off right!

                    1. In the original version of the "Sleeping Beauty" story from the 1500s, the prince doesn't kiss her to wake her up . . . he impregnates her while she's sleeping, and she wakes up when the child is born. (Talk about not suitable for children...)

                    2. The guy who invented Velcro got the idea when he was walking his dog in the woods and saw how burrs were clinging to its fur.

                    3. Boxers and their managers didn't originally throw a towel into the ring to give up. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they'd throw a SPONGE into the ring.

                    4. The United States has only formally declared war five times: The War of 1812 . . . Mexican-American War . . . Spanish-American War . . . World War One . . . and World War Two. The rest of our wars were technically "military engagements."

                    5. The "Chuck" in Chuck Norris isn't short for Charles . . . it's short for Carlos.

                    2 weeks ago

                      Mark BoneBecause we all need that good news, despite the Corona virus....soooo, here are your good news stories for today!

                      Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .


                      1. A trumpet player near Sacramento, California has been driving around looking for lawn signs that say "2020 Graduate." Then he sets up outside each house and plays the graduation song "Pomp and Circumstance". One parent posted a video of their daughter CRYING as she watched him. (Here's the full video.)

                      2. A World War Two vet in Indianapolis who survived Pearl Harbor just beat the virus at age 91.

                      3. South Korea is donating 10,000 face masks and other PPE to Navajo veterans who fought in the Korean War. This year marks the 70th anniversary.

                      4. Back in March, a guy in Atlanta launched a program called "Love Sinks In" to set up portable sinks that homeless people could use to help slow the spread of the virus. It's now expanded to 11 different cities.

                      2 weeks ago

                        Mark BoneAnother great day here at the BRN! Brought to you by Canna 4 Life, on 6th st in Clarkston, stop in today with any questions you may have, and they will be happy to help. And be prepared for their social distancing, they have made lots of changes, and it’s evident that they really really want you to stay healthy!

                        We have the R&R Trifecta for you today, brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids. Hearing aids have shrunk in size but grown on the technical side. Call and see how Pure Tone can help you. Pure Tone Hearing Aid Services in Lewiston ‪208 746 6068‬.

                        And we’ll tak a look a this day in Rock History, which includes a few moments that aren’t rock as we know it today,

                        Also, we will keep you posted on any re opening information that we get, and still mention things that are closed. We can only report to you what has been reported to us.

                        Remember, stay home if you can, wear yer mask, and call if you need to! 208-743-0289

                        2 weeks ago

                          Mark BoneWouldn’t be a Monday if we didn’t have your 5 Random Facts.

                          1. Violet was one of the original M&M's colors when they were introduced in 1941. They lasted less than 10 years before they were replaced by the tan color. And those were eventually replaced by blue. If you can’t win a free beer with this trivia, you need to drink somewhere else!

                          2. The movie "Beetlejuice" is 92 minutes long . . . but Beetlejuice is only on-screen for 17 minutes and 30 seconds.

                          3. The most expensive item that was lost when the Titanic sank was a painting called "La Circassienne au Bain" by a painter named Merry-Joseph Blondel. It was worth $100,000, which is about $2.5 million in today's dollars.

                          4. The Boston song "More Than a Feeling" is about a girl named Marianne. She was the lead singer's older cousin who he was secretly in love with as a kid.

                          5. When hippos poop, they spin their tails around . . . so the poop flings all over the place to mark their territory.

                          2 weeks ago

                            Mark BoneWouldn’t be a Monday if we didn’t have your 5 Random Facts.

                            1. Violet was one of the original M&M's colors when they were introduced in 1941. They lasted less than 10 years before they were replaced by the tan color. And those were eventually replaced by blue. If you can’t win a free beer with this trivia, you need to drink somewhere else!

                            2. The movie "Beetlejuice" is 92 minutes long . . . but Beetlejuice is only on-screen for 17 minutes and 30 seconds.

                            3. The most expensive item that was lost when the Titanic sank was a painting called "La Circassienne au Bain" by a painter named Merry-Joseph Blondel. It was worth $100,000, which is about $2.5 million in today's dollars.

                            4. The Boston song "More Than a Feeling" is about a girl named Marianne. She was the lead singer's older cousin who he was secretly in love with as a kid.

                            5. When hippos poop, they spin their tails around . . . so the poop flings all over the place to mark their territory.

                            2 weeks ago

                              Mark BoneAnother great week ahead here at the BRN! Brought to you by Canna 4 Life, on 6th st in Clarkston, stop in today with any questions you may have, and they will be happy to help. And be prepared for their social distancing, they have made lots of changes, and it’s evident that they really really want you to stay healthy!

                              We have the R&R Trifecta for you today, brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids. Hearing aids have shrunk in size but grown on the technical side. Call and see how Pure Tone can help you. Pure Tone Hearing Aid Services in Lewiston ‪208 746 6068‬.

                              And we’ll tak a look a this day in Rock History, which includes a few moments that aren’t rock as we know it today,

                              Also, we will keep you posted on any re opening information that we get, and still mention things that are closed. We can only report to you what has been reported to us.

                              Remember, stay home if you can, wear yer mask, and call if you need to! 208-743-0289

                              Now....let’s show this Monday..."WHO RUN BARTERTOWN!"

                              2 weeks ago

                                Mark BoneAnd because we always need them these days, Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .

                                1. Here's a way to cheer your neighbors up if you're a Monty Python fan: People have been setting up signs in their front yards, declaring them "Silly Walk Zones." So when you walk by, you have to do a silly walk.

                                2. In the lead-up to Mother's Day, a flower company in Ohio called Green Circle Growers donated $1 million worth of orchids to healthcare workers.

                                3. A middle school teacher in Georgia named Bill McAllister has been running six to eight miles a day. And he plans each route so he can stop by as many of his students' homes as possible, just to say hi.

                                4. Cops in the town of Clinton, Connecticut got a call about a disturbance at someone's house the other day. It turned out the person's five-year-old was throwing a tantrum, because he didn't want to do his reading lessons while being homeschooled. So the cops explained how important school is, and now he's on board.

                                5. Two dozen people near Detroit have been holding weekly parades through their town while wearing inflatable costumes. They say it's easy to social distance from each other, because a lot of th

                                2 weeks ago

                                  Mark BoneThis is why I always say what day it is here on the Bone Radio Network, every morning on this station... This is what happens when life is "Groundhog Day".

                                  According to a new survey, the average American says they get confused about what day it is FIVE TIMES a week.

                                  And 59% of the people couldn't remember what day it was when they were taking the survey.

                                  The survey also found almost three out of four people say they've totally given up on "real clothes" at this point . . . and one in three use SNACKS to help motivate themselves to get through work. .( hell, I use snacks to motivate myself to get through the next 5 minutes!!!)

                                  2 weeks ago

                                    Mark BoneHopefully, these will win you a free drink somewhere, your 5 Random Facts for today.

                                    1. John Quincy Adams was a member of five different political parties during his career: Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, Anti-Masonic, and Whig. He was Democratic-Republican when he was elected president.

                                    2. Ikea uses 1% of all the wood in the world to make furniture. Yes, even particleboard still needs some real wood, and they use a giant amount of it. (Ikea has a goal to use only wood from sustainable sources by the end of the year.)

                                    3. There are 12 countries that have a weapon on their flag: American Samoa, Angola, Barbados, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

                                    4. Weird Al's song "Eat It" hit number one in Australia in 1984. It's a parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" . . . which only made it to number three in Australia.

                                    5. The famous British "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters that have now been parodied a million times were never distributed. They made the posters in 1939 but decided not to distribute them because they thought it might cause a panic.

                                    2 weeks ago

                                      Mark BoneAnother great day here at the BRN! Brought to you by Canna 4 Life, on 6th st in Clarkston, stop in today with any questions you may have, and they will be happy to help. And be prepared for their social distancing, they have made lots of changes, and it’s evident that they really really want you to stay healthy!

                                      We have the R&R Trifecta for you today, brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids. Hearing aids have shrunk in size but grown on the technical side. Call and see how Pure Tone can help you. Pure Tone Hearing Aid Services in Lewiston ‪208 746 6068‬.

                                      And we’ll tak a look a this day in Rock History, which includes a few moments that aren’t rock as we know it today, including a very notable death on this date. And we have, for you, a final true meaning about the song ‘American Woman’, and it’s NOT political...on the Rock Report, and all the usuall fun stuff

                                      Remember, stay home if you can, wear yer mask, and call if you need to! 208-743-0289

                                      Now....let’s rock this day really really hard!

                                      2 weeks ago

                                        Mark BoneAnd the insanity continues...

                                        FULL STORY: Here are some NOT-so-serious stories we've seen about the coronavirus outbreak . . .


                                        1. A fashion designer in Italy has designed the "trikini" . . . that's a bikini with a matching face mask.



                                        Daily Mail Online

                                        @MailOnline
                                        ‘Trikini’ - a bikini with matching face mask - proves a hit https://trib.al/wyW7O3r

                                        'Trikini' - a bikini with matching face mask - proves a hit in Italy
                                        Tiziana Scaramuzzo, the owner of Elexa Beachwear in Senigallia, central Italy, began producing the pandemic-proof beachwear to lift the mood at home before naming it the Trikini.

                                        2. "Maskne" . . . or acne you get from wearing a face mask . . . is apparently affecting a lot of people. Dermatologists say you can prevent it by regularly washing your mask . . . and washing your face before and after you wear one.

                                        3. An artist has designed a face mask that has a small hole for a straw. It's a nice idea, but . . . um . . . a hole kind of defeats the purpose of a mask.

                                        4. This is the 15th anniversary of the viral "Leeeeeeroy Jenkins" "World of Warcraft" video . . . and people are using it as a metaphor for how we're rushing the re-opening process.

                                        5. There's been a surge in demand for crime scene cleaners . . . from retail stores that want the most hardcore disinfecting possible.

                                        6. New Jersey state parks are open, but their bathrooms aren't . . . so the state park police have been finding, quote, "an inordinate amount" of pee-filled water bottles and piles of human poop.

                                        7. Mexico has created new "sanitizing tunnels" on the U.S. border . . . which are kinda like inflatable human car washes that people can stand in to get cleaned before they cross into the country.

                                        3 weeks ago

                                          Mark BoneLet’s do this! Your 5 Random Facts for this halfway day!

                                          1. When scientists in England saw the platypus for the first time in the late 1700s, they thought it was fake . . . and someone had stitched together a bunch of other animal parts to prank them.

                                          2. Alabama has the longest Constitution in the world. It's 310,296 words, which makes it about 40 times longer than the U.S. Constitution.

                                          3. Jackie Chan's mother was an opium smuggler, and his father was a spy.

                                          4. The Atlanta Falcons drafted John Wayne in the 17th round of the 1972 NFL Draft. He was 64 years old at the time, but they wanted to symbolize that they valued men who were TOUGH. The league vetoed the pick.

                                          5. Junior Mints and Andes Mints aren't competitors . . . they're both produced by Tootsie Roll Industries

                                          3 weeks ago

                                            Mark BoneAnother great day here at the BRN! Brought to you by Canna 4 Life, on 6th st in Clarkston, stop in today with any questions you may have, and they will be happy to help. And be prepared for their social distancing, they have made lots of changes, and it’s evident that they really really want you to stay healthy!

                                            We have the R&R Trifecta for you today, brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids. Hearing aids have shrunk in size but grown on the technical side. Call and see how Pure Tone can help you. Pure Tone Hearing Aid Services in Lewiston ‪208 746 6068‬.

                                            And we’ll tak a look a this day in Rock History, we have your Rock Report, and all the usuall fun stuff

                                            Remember, stay home if you can, wear yer mask, and spray yer Lysol...and call if you need to! 208-743-0289

                                            Now....let’s rock!

                                            3 weeks ago

                                              Mark BoneAnd because we all need some good news these days, here are your good news COVID stories!
                                              1. American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels surprised 4,000 healthcare workers in New York with free vacations.


                                              2. A family in Michigan sang "You Are My Sunshine" outside their grandmother's nursing home on Mother's Day. Now the video is trending online.


                                              3. Two brothers who are both doctors couldn't wear face masks and keep seeing patients unless they shaved their beards. They're both followers of the Sikh religion, where men aren't supposed to shave. So they talked with friends, and decided their religion's other tenet of "selfless service" is more important right now.


                                              4. A woman in D.C. who survived the Spanish Flu when she was six years old just beat COVID-19 at 107.


                                              5. And finally, WE'VE got some new competition. A bunch of residents at a senior living home in Tennessee launched a new radio show during the pandemic that they record from their rooms. And seniors in other states can sign up to co-host it too.


                                              It's an hour-long show called "Radio Recliner," where they take turns DJ-ing . . . tell stories . . . and play their favorite songs. They even do requests and dedications. You can check it out at RadioRecliner.com.

                                              3 weeks ago

                                                Mark BoneHere are your 5bRandom Facts for today. Maybe one of them will win you a free beer!

                                                1. The biggest popular vote landslide in a presidential election in the last 100 years was in 1920, when Warren G. Harding beat James Cox. Harding had a 26.17% margin in the popular vote. Most elections, especially the more recent ones, rarely even crack 10%.

                                                2. The first fantasy football league started in 1962.

                                                3. Graham crackers were invented by an evangelical minister named Sylvester Graham . . . because he believed grains were the key to suppressing people's sex drives. ( well...THAT didn’t work...)

                                                4. More than half of the 100 largest lakes in the United States are man-made.

                                                5. Babe Ruth didn't pick the number "3" for his jersey . . . he was assigned it because he batted third.

                                                3 weeks ago

                                                  Mark BoneAnother great day here at the BRN! Brought to you by Canna 4 Life, on 6th st in Clarkston, stop in today with any questions you may have, and they will be happy to help. And be prepared for their social distancing, they have made lots of changes, and it’s evident that they really really want you to stay healthy!

                                                  We have the R&R Trifecta for you today, brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids. Hearing aids have shrunk in size but grown on the technical side. Call and see how Pure Tone can help you. Pure Tone Hearing Aid Services in Lewiston ‪208 746 6068‬.

                                                  And we’ll tak a look a this day in Rock History, we have your Rock Report, and all the usuall fun stuff

                                                  Remember, stay home if you can, wear yer mask, and spray yer Lysol...and why do I have another phone in this room?!?!

                                                  Barring that weirdness....let’s rock!

                                                  3 weeks ago